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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 19, 2007 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: First show

While I liked the Dead in the early eighties and had plenty of opportunity to see em live, as I lived in Jersey, I was ignorant. Went to get tickets for the Fall 87' MSG run, new I was in trouble when I arrived at @ 8 a.m. and saw what looked like a campground waiting for tickets. As always the case, I was like two people from ticket window when BAM sorry sold out. So I finally did catch my first show 7-12-90 RFK, what a 1st show. I then caught 50 or so Dead,Bob and JGB shows there after.
So I ask, what was your first show

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:28pm
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September 11 1974 - Alexandra Palace, London. I'll never forget that Eyes...

Also saw CSNY, Joni Mitchell and the Band that same trip. Good times!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:31pm
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show off!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:31pm
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Hey you were quick off the mark there!

How are things for the happy married man, Johnny?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:54pm
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goin well thanks! And how are you my witty take no shit smart ass friend? ( that of course is a compliment )

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:33pm
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Hey Johnny - going pretty well considering for a cantankerous old fart! Had a few up and downs recently but feeling on an up at the moment.

By the way, have you come across this site?

http://owlandbear.com/live-downloads

They have some really nice lossless Wilco and Jeff Tweedy shows for download. Tweedy is just great solo I reckon.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 20, 2007 12:26pm
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thanks for the tip Rob. Right now I'm without internet at home but hope to be back up some day

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 20, 2007 1:06pm
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Johnny - how long are you going to be without internet? Would you like me to download and burn some of this Wilco/Tweedy for you?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 20, 2007 1:21pm
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quite awhile I'm afraid. Had to cancel the cable, it was killing me financially. Four kids and all. I'd LOVE that. Anything I can offer in exchange?

johninak2005ATyahooDOTcom

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Poster: cush212 Date: Sep 19, 2007 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show

For the newfolk... 11/10/67 Shrine Auditorium.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 19, 2007 8:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show

Cush ... my favourite shining star ... welcome back brother mine ... hope things are well!

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Poster: Bugz Date: Sep 19, 2007 10:05pm
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6/9/73
6/10/73
7/27/73
7/28/73
7/31/73
8/1/73
9/7/73
9/8/73

It all rolls into one...

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Poster: darkstar1964 Date: Sep 19, 2007 10:27pm
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5/14/80 uniondale,n.y., the road begins.......
& i got it right away...no question!
............12/15/94L.A., the road ends.

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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show

1/28/87
Shakedown Street, Get Back, Peggy-O, Walkin' Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses, It's All Over Now, Row Jimmy, My Brother Esau, Bird Song, Jack Straw When Push Comes To Shove, Samson & Delilah-> Black Muddy River-> He's Gone-> Spoonful-> Drums*-> Eyes Of The World-> Black Peter-> Around & Around-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues

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Poster: Scrim Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:45pm
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7-02-87 was the first show, 6-06-92 was the last.

Including JGB, I went to about 70 shows. All the while keeping a full time job. That was the difficult part!

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Poster: EdgeHead Date: Sep 19, 2007 3:22pm
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Hey Northstar...very cool post for me personally. My story is similar in that we didn't get into the Dead until we were seniors. Man did we miss a LOT of great shows. My first show was the Fall '87 MSG run as well. Check out my review:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-09-16.sbd.hinko.22797.sbeok.shnf

It'd be crazy if you were waitin' in line at Scotties. e

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 20, 2007 7:10am
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I went to Home of the hits? or some record store in New Brunswick N.J. to get tickets. Saw tons of concerts at MSG and Meadowlands, but not Dead. I had a girlfriend @ 85', a few of us went to the City for a day of R&R around Washington Square Park. A guy who was with us was a BIG Dead Head and I remember him looking at the events at MSG at the time. In order to tell mom he was going to a knicks game or rangers game, not the Dead show. Damn I should have been like, I'll go...but I did'nt

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show - bullshit version

I used to like to kick it at the Tangent ( in Palo Alto because that was the happening scene at the time ). I remember catching the Wildwood Boys and other folk bluegrass bands in addition to seeing a fellow named ( at the time ) Jerry Kaukonen who was great on his own and also sometimes backed up this homely chick with an incredibly ballsey blues voice. I remember they said she was from Texas. Anyways, no matter who was playing this fella Jerry Garcia would allways pop up in different bands and such. Next thing I know he's playing with a jug band. One day I went to check out this new band called the Warlocks and sure enough there he is again. Only this time he wasn't playing folk, he was in this crazy electrified blues band with a bunch of other weird looking characters. There was this rough looking biker guy who used to also play the Tangent. He was the reigning Blues expert on the Penninsula. We all knew him as Ron only now he was goin by the name Pigpen. Then there was this kid whom everyone thought was a chick at first. Then one day through the grapevine I heard about an underground party where they were giving out acid. I certainly had no desire to take any test but I couldn't pass up the chance to get in on some free acid. We had heard it was going to be some Owsley stuff who was already becoming an underground legend.

Anyway, the rest is history. from the SF ballroms, to NY Fillmore, to Europe to Egypt to Red Rocks. You name em and I've probably seen em.

Hows THAT for a story?

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Poster: cush212 Date: Sep 19, 2007 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show - bullshit version

Funny, I always thought you were much older than that!!!

:)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 20, 2007 10:03am
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LOL! I was 50 then : )

Good to see you Cush

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 19, 2007 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show - bullshit version

Excellent!!! Hey why's one leg longer than the other?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 19, 2007 4:28pm
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my third?

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 19, 2007 5:20pm
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hey johnny - did you catch this show?

http://www.setlists.net/?show_id=0016

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 20, 2007 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show - bullshit version

probably but I don't remember that one. Must have taken some of that liquid

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 20, 2007 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show - bullshit version

See, I thought this was your post:

I was at this show. I was tripping on liquid LSD. I toook a stroll on the beach with Cassidy. As I remember, there wren't too many people at this show and the Dead were rather green. I never could have imagined that they would become as big as they did. What fond memories.

Myself, I was hanging with Hunter Thompson at the time down at Esalen where he was night watchman and writing his Hells Angels' book. Some crazy times doing liquid with Sonny and the boys and scaring the locals.

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Poster: 5529romeo Date: Sep 29, 2007 4:45pm
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Hummm, you sound like you'd enjoy the gonzofest next summer. Might check out gonzofest.net I think they are still getting details ironed out, but looks like it is shaping up to be our kind of event!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 21, 2007 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show - bullshit version

I have a friend who told me she and her sister saw the GD play at Magoo's Pizza Parlour
in 1965, Palo Alto.

The sisters were there for the pizza.



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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 21, 2007 7:48pm
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topless-topless dancers = headless strippers?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 19, 2007 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show - bullshit version

There once was a man from Nantucket . . .

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Sep 20, 2007 12:03am
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First show: 4/3/70 Cincinnati. A great show with a kind little acoustic set and some fine Pigpen.http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-04-03.sbd.cotsman.4283.sbefail.shnf
Last show: 4/22/78 Nashville Tennessee. Tennessee Dead!
Moved away from the mainland to Hawaii in '79 and never saw another Dead show..listened to quite a few though!http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-04-22.sony54p.vernon.12384.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Oct 17, 2007 7:11pm
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What island do you live on? I lived in Makaha on Oahu during my three years at Schofield.

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Oct 17, 2007 8:43pm
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I have lived on The Big Island since '79.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Oct 18, 2007 7:23am
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Fantastic. Spent some time training at pokaloha? By Moanua Koa. What do you do out there?

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Sep 20, 2007 7:15am
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Mine was 3/24/88, Atlanta, at ye olde Omni, now long gone. Show-wise, I came along with the "Darkies" or whatever people call them, but I never felt that way because my best friend and I started getting into the band in the spring of '86 (soon after our inaugural ride on Hoffman's bicycle), a few months after the '85 Fox shows, but long (it seemed so then) before they came back in '88.

It wasn't easy, finding the music. We still thought in terms of albums, and so many (Wake, Mars, Blues, Garcia) were out of print at the time. We managed to score scratchy cassette copies from a friend's older sister, also our first aud tapes. "Mars Hotel" (Mobile Fidelity reissue) was my first CD, didn't even have a CD player but found someone to tape it. Oh man, and paying like $40 bucks for TGD Movie on VHS, we split the cost and duped it right away. Easy to forget how good we have it nowadays.

Now fetch me my pipe and slippers, and I'll tell you about a fellow called "Gibby."

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Sep 19, 2007 6:19pm
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Boston 6.12.76
was listening to then since 73 a bunch of Jersey Heads went to Roosevelt Stadium gig and came back bragging, so when da boys came out of retirement I was off and running, alot of NE shows from 76-79(over 50) not hard to do when you have NY,Conn,PA as your neighbors lots of fear and loathing episodes, thats another thread down the road , then three to five times a year from 81 to the dreadful 94 RFK show,traffic blew da boys away and I walked away sad
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Poster: Robony Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:00pm
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You guys are pups or you just got a late start

5/7/78 RPI Fieldhouse Troy, NY

Got a Scarlet on my first try. It was about the only song I knew at the time.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Oct 17, 2007 7:07pm
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That was one hot fucking show, I wish I was there with you.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:08pm
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Would have loved to had my 9 year old ass there. I have heard the show and well congrats on being there.

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Poster: Robony Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:26pm
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Got me thinking...

I saw 7 shows that became all or partial releases

DP#9 - MSG 9/16/90
DP#17 - Boston Garden 9/25/91 - Only birthday show
Without a Net - Knickerbocker arena
Dozin - Knick 3/90 - Loser was the best of the run and not on the release
Nightfall - 10/16/89 - Wife's second show - Her birthday
Truckin...7/4/89 - My wife's first show
Dead Ahead - Only 10/30/80 - 31st lost tickets on 10/30

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Poster: BtDt Date: Sep 20, 2007 9:21am
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3-18-1971 Fox Theater, St. Louis

Had only seen Three Dog Night & Steppenwolf when some friends suggested we check out GD. They were loud but played fairly standard (if long) tunes. Then got to the end of second set NFA->GDTRFB->Caution-> Feedback !!!!!!
Holy crap, some weird dude wailing away on the organ, screaming like a madman, guitars screeching, Jerry just smiling & swaying. I was hooked, got on the bus & stayed there until 7-26-1994 (saddest thing I ever saw).

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 20, 2007 9:51am
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Ok finally got to the end of this long series of cool posts and I've got to say that actually not sure the date of my first show I remember seeing a show in Providence sometime in 86 I think but honestly don't remember anything they played or even much about the scene. Looking at one of the setlist sites now and it looks like it was sometime in the 3-30/4-1-86 run. The next show I'm sure I was at was one of the Worcester shows and I think it was 04-02-87 because I crashed my car on the way to the next one so it must have been one of the first 2 shows. That said I have no recollection of that show either but I do remember that's when I started to get hooked to some degree. The next show and the first I remember a lot about was the infamous 07-04-87 Dylan-Dead Implosion which put me off the Dead for a while until a friend convinced me to give it a try again in Hartford then Worcester 88 where I saw my first string of shows and finally immersed myself into the whole scene and the rest is history. Saw My last show at Highgate, Vermont 95 and believe me when I say it was a very long strange trip that I wouldn't trade for the world.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 19, 2007 4:08pm
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Englishtown

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Sep 19, 2007 6:17pm
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Raaaaaaaaaceway Park!

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:59pm
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Syracuse 1981.

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Poster: svengun Date: Sep 20, 2007 11:35am
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Onondaga County War Memorial, Syr. NY 1981

IIRC - The band had a big Steal Your Face Hanging behind them on the stage.

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Poster: veblen Date: Sep 19, 2007 4:19pm
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Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh PA - 11-30-79
and then 12-01-79 was my second show...another show at the stanley...

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:47pm
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6.23.90
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-06-23.sbd.ladner.20695.sbeok.shnf

It took a few years before I realize that it was Kesey's antics on the thunder machine during Looks Like Rain and not really a storm brewing.

Saw shows in OR, CA, WA, CO.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:36pm
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hartford 10-14-84

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 19, 2007 4:34pm
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Oakland Coliseum is where I went to see 'em.

10/10/76

The first major league rock band I ever saw in concert.

The second I saw was The Who, who played just as soon as their equipment could get set up following the crew being able to strike The Grateful Dead's.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:38pm
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Like Mr. Tell, my first was the SNACK show in March '75. However, it went completely over my head (I was 15 and very stoned is my excuse). Saw them next on 6/9/77 at Winterland. I definitley got IT that night during Franklin's. Then I was off to the races...

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 19, 2007 3:19pm
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I've been listening to the 6-9-77 Winterland show and the 6-8 repeatedly. What a grate run!

This post was modified by Lou Davenport on 2007-09-19 22:18:47

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:06pm
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Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

1/11/79

Just in time to see Keith and Donna...

First song: Sugaree.

Song that got me on the bus for good at that show: Jack Straw.

Ended the run some 70 or so odd shows and 15 years later at Highgate VT., summer of 1994.

Last song: US Blues.

All in all: Thank you, for a real good time!

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:06pm
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My first show was 11/25/79 at UCLA. I didn't know much about them. My first trip was a couple months earlier when we saw the Dead movie and knew we needed to catch them live. It wasn't until about 82 though that I truly "got it". I had my life altrering curl-up-in-a-ball experience at Irvine Meadows in '83. I was then on the bus until the end of the line.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:07pm
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Ok, I have to admit it. I first got turned on to their music in probably 83 or 84.When I moved backto the bay area in 85 I didn't have any friends willing to actually go see a show and regretfully I didn't brave it on my own. Thusly I just BARELY missed seeing them at the Greek and the Kaiser. We used to go to the shows just to pick up party favors. I dug the vibe ( this was right before the scene brought in all the touch heads and jocks who thought it was ok to be an asshole poser ), and never made an ass of myself so I don't feel guilty about it. Anyway, I didn't actually catch my first show until the fall Shoreline run. My first show was the Death Don't breakout although I didn't realize the historical signifigance at the time. What hit me at the time was how many equipment problems they seemed to have. At any rate, my story is allmost exactly the same as high flow. I saw the light at the Earthquake benefit show and caught every Bay Area/Cal Expo show except for two up until Feb 91 when I moved from the Bay Area back to Denver. Unfortunately they only played Colorado three shows while I was there. Not counting JGB and Bob solo, I caught approx 25-30 shows. While not as many as I would have liked I consider myself fortunate.

a) while not the bands most glorious years I think the tapes prove that the band were very tight and on it during those years 89-91

and

b) again not the bands most glorious years but at least I saw my last show in 92 right before they seriously went down hill. At the time I ached to see them of course but in hindsight I'm glad that even though last two shows I saw seriously disappointed me, they were still much better than what I would have been sad to see if I had been seeing them in 94 and 95.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:34pm
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I saw the light at 7-16-90 Rich Stadium, among other things I think I saw, or was that a seesaw?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:05pm
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actually that was my first show!

My story is a bit like yours, got turned on to the band around 84 by a friend who was giving me tapes mostly from 82-84 but never got around to seeing them until that day in Buffalo.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 20, 2007 7:04am
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That Buffalo show was off the hook.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:23pm
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SPAC 83.



I think.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:29pm
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9/21/72 - Spectrum 4+ hrs by the end I knew there was nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

BTW it is DP36.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 19, 2007 3:16pm
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How disappointed you must have been by your second show!

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:43pm
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8/29/80; 2nd 8/30/80(b-day); 3rd 9/2/80

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:13pm
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first show I remember - 11/2/79 (still have the ticket stub)

First show I don't remember - drove to Cape Cod to see the Grateful Dead - remember car ride, remember parking lot and sand and scrub pines (?) - don't remember the show - it was probably the Jack Straw show from Oct 79 as I probably would have remembered seeing back to back Mississippi Half-Step openers (the second show attended being the 11/2/79).

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Poster: abilene22 Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:23pm
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2/23/74. Winterland. Great show. Wish I remembered it (damn I'm old).

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:06pm
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5-4-77
The Palladium

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:11pm
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Thank you for the great response. Kind of gives a bit of insight and let's face it, you never forget nor get tired talking about 1st show.

It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago

Peace, out.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:10pm
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What a fantastic show. Love the "ChinaCat" riff Bobby plays during Scarlet...

did you see any other shows that year? (I am SO jealous of heads who saw shows in '77).

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Sep 19, 2007 5:18pm
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NO it was my first show and only for 77.
An older friend (i was ony 15) had an extra ticket
so i went with him. Was only my second concert i attended.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 19, 2007 6:45pm
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well, we;re basicaly just dating ourselves here so i'll play -- but i honestly and sadly have to say i dont remember....exactly....

i think i might have gone to a july 89 show at giants stadium, NJ....but i am only sure i went to one of the shows at brendan byrne/meadowlands arena, NJ in october 89....i;m going with 10-15-89, i am fairly certain it was a sunday

Let The Good Times Roll, Iko Iko, Walkin' Blues, Far From Me, Row Jimmy, Victim Or The Crime, Standing On the Moon Samson & Delilah, Crazy Fingers-> Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Jam-> Stella Blue-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Box Of Rain

seems to have been a pretty good show....cant say i have even the vaguest memory other than not really liking the opener and being really happy about the box of rain -- even though i didnt know shit from sherlock at the time...i knew the box of rain encore was cool...

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 20, 2007 9:43am
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10-15-89 was a really cool show for me. Was the first out of body Show that I recall where I was able to fully hear and feel the music on the highest level. Great first show if you ask me.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 19, 2007 7:24pm
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this is mine - http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-18.sbd.murphy.5596.sbeok.shnf

But I had no idea what was going on, and to be honest, was scared. I was just over 13 and was taken to the show by cousins because I got placed in their "care" on family trip to Atlanta to see family. I'm not sure I even knew truckin' at the time. If anything, the only stuff I was into, just barely, was southern rock (outlaws, skynyrd, etc - and only b/c that was what the "cool" guys that smoked and drove listened to back up in Richmond, Va.) I spent the time wide eyed staring at other people, trying not to get lost, and wondering why my cousins kept smiling and laughing at nothing - long before the music started and long before it stopped. So, yes, I caught a show in '77, but not really. My first real show would not be until 1980, same town, same venue, after moving there to finish high school.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-11-30.sbd-aud.sacks.2416.sbeok.shnf
I kind of got it this night (always been a slow learner - all i really recall is the wheel) However, not too long thereafter two musicians I really, really liked (Billy Cobham and Alphonso Johnson) came to the agora (across the street from the fox) in this band called Bobby and the Midnites. Oddly enough, that was the show where I got it - during a cover of satisfaction when Alphonso busted his strings. It wasn't the music, but the vibe. Being a sexually active teenage male among "hippie chicks" kind of makes that whole southern rock thing not as much fun. After that, tons of shows during the "declining 80s", including multiple nights of JGB all over - most memorable now being several nights of Lunt Fontane. I won't comment on the final shows and the real sorrow, disappointment I then felt. Thanks to this place, it's now all good (and like others, I'm insanely jealous of folks that saw them a bunch when it was raw and primal dead).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show...got you beat...

1967, Golden Gate Park (no jealous responses; "heard" them from the car! Too young, I was told, to get out...damn).

On my own, it was years later, 1975: Mar (SNACK), but really, 6-17-75 was the one that felt like my first show.

Rob and Dire's Carzy Fingers and Peggy-O!!!

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Poster: Edsel Date: Sep 19, 2007 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show...got you beat...

Hey Mr. Tell, I saw them in the Panhandle in '67 too, sometime in Sept. I think.
I was 20 at the time, leaning on the stage, pupiless.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 19, 2007 3:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show...got you beat...

So you DO remember something about that show after all!

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Poster: acetboy Date: Sep 19, 2007 11:55am
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This post was modified by acetboy on 2008-05-29 23:01:22

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2007-09-19 18:55:28

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:45pm
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hell yeah acetboy. That show is above the 6-18-74 imo and yet doesn't even get half the mention of 6-18

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 20, 2007 9:38am
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One of my favorite shows. Lucky man

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:01pm
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Saw a few shows in 88......saw the light on 12/6/89.

Hit damn near every Bay Area/Sac. show from then on. Also traveled to AZ and OR to see shows.

By 1993, I was fully in love w/ JGB. GD was fun, but JGB better suited my musical taste....at the time.

Hated Jerry's new guitar in 1993.....never even knew why I could not hear him.....until recently.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:06pm
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My and my bro High Flow ( hey that rhymes! ) saw the light at the same show

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 20, 2007 9:19am
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Hey I saw that 12-6-89 show too. Wasn't my first show but it was the first show I saw after moving to California so that counts for something right.

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 20, 2007 9:33am
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hey baron......nice to know we have partied together!

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 20, 2007 10:29am
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I'm sure we partied quite a few times after that together too. Lot's of good shows around that time there.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 20, 2007 12:05pm
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agreed! all three of us partied and practically all the same shows

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 20, 2007 7:27pm
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Yea we probably would all recognize each other except now we are all 17 years older. LOL

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Poster: huntr Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:46pm
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11-11-1985

Set 1 Disc1

1. Walking The Dog
2. Deal
3. Minglewood
4. Althea
5. Me & My Uncle
6. Big River
7. Bird Song
8. L.L. Rain
9. Don't Ease Me In

Set 2 Disc 2

1. Scarlet Begonias>
2. Fire On The Mountain>
3. Estimated Prophet>
4. Eyes>
5. Drums>//
6. Spaces>
7. Mr. Fantasy>
8. GDTRFB>
9. Throwing Stones>
10. Lovelight
Encore:
11. Brokedown Palace